LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS WE SUPPORT:The following are the Missions that Homeport Christian Church helps to support. This does not include the many outreach and benevolent needs we support as well each year.
HEARTS FOR THE HUNGRYHearts for the Hungry is committed to assist those that are homeless/impoverish in whatever way we can as the Lord guides our hearts. We partner with several local businesses, non-profits, and other churches to provide food for the 80 to 100 people that meet for meals on a daily basis. On property that the city provides, we meet and set up to serve dinner on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the corner Granada and Bridge St with tables and chairs to provide a meal in a dignified manner. This is a great way to minister to those who are struggling. We make no judgment; we are there to feed whoever is hungry and provide love and care through our Lord. Whenever possible we have provided clothing, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, small bags with personal care items such as razors, tooth brushes, tooth paste, Bibles etc. Currently we are have two nights per month in which we provide all of the food, food prep, and servers. For more information about this ministry or if you're interested in helping to cook, serve, or provide food please contact the church office.
GOD'S KITCHENDennis Childers - Director
Located in Palatka, FL, God’s Kitchen’s mission is simply to provide and deliver one home nutrition meal per day to adults who are permanently or temporarily home bound due to physical or mental disability. We believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy and valued life. The population we serve have life stories and unexpected illnesses and losses that have placed them in need for the services we provide. God’s Kitchen volunteers are providing them not only a hot meal but also contact they may need with another human every time we deliver a meal. We believe that it is our duty, as Christians, to simply obey God’s call to help these people and make people aware of this needs while respecting the dignity of each client.
To learn more about their ministry check out their website.
North Florida Christian CampShannon Kubisiak, Interim Camp Director
North Florida Christian Camp and its staff seek to create an atmosphere that helps both youth and adults to focus their attention on the Lord Jesus Christ. Our programming is geared toward helping people make a decision to become a Christian as well as building Christians up in faith. This is achieved through accurate study and application of the written word of God and through living examples of committed Christ-like staff. By design, North Florida Christian Camp is a cooperative effort with churches, families and individuals of the north Florida area. This camp is a ministry tool to be used of God, to bring about growth and maturity in the lives of his people. This spirit of cooperation is evident not only in our summer program but also in year-round efforts for North Florida Christian Camp.
Visit their website www.nfcsc.org for more information about the Camp.
JOHNSON UNIVERSITY FLORIDAMarvin Elliot, Executive Vice President, Florida Campus
Located in Kissimmee, FL the heart of the Sunshine State, Johnson University's Florida Campus provides a quality, affordable Christian education for those who desire to impact their world for Christ.
Johnson University Florida is committed to high academic standards and a close-knit family environment in the context of a culturally diverse community. JUFL bachelor’s programs – each with a biblical and arts & sciences core – include Bible and theology, ministry leadership, teacher education, intercultural studies, counseling, nonprofit management, business, music and worship, and preaching.
Formerly Florida Christian College, Johnson University Florida is part of the Johnson University System and is accredited by SACSCOC and ABHE. JUFL offers bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and online. Each campus reflects the University’s mission to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God. Over 1,100 men and women are graduates of the university and many are preachers, missionaries and teachers serving around the world. These men and women have won countless thousands to Christ.
For more information on the University and its programs check out their website: Johnson University, Florida.
Christian Campus House - University of FloridaBob & Celeste Gailey, Campus Minister
More than just a College Campus Ministry, we are a "MISSION WITHIN A MISSION to the NATIONS". Their mission is all about Family, Making Disciples & Impacting the World.
The Christian Campus House ministers to college students at the University of Florida. God has given CCH an amazing opportunity to reach beyond American college students but International Students as well. Beyond their weekly gathering called the "Well" for dinner, fellowship, message, together they feed the homeless, participate in Family Groups, teach English to international college students, train up new leaders, and go on missions trips.
Make sure to click the link above to learn more about their ministry.
Identify MinistriesDerek Paul, Executive Director
Identify Ministries exists to provide Christian discipleship, training and support to people impacted by sexual and relational issues. Their goal is to help those who struggle with sexual and relational brokenness and confusion to find the relief, peace, freedom, joy and hope that they are longing for through their personal relationship with Jesus and the people in their lives. We also aim to equip our local community with the confidence and skill required to fulfill its unique roles in the lives of those suffering and looking for their way forward in Jesus.
Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their ministry.
GLOBAL CITY MISSION INITIATIVEChris Marsden, Operations Director
Several factors are converging to change the context of global missions throughout the world, both in North America and around the globe. For the first time in history the majority of people on our planet lives in cities. We are more connected and more mobile than ever before through modern transportation and technology. The 21st century is experiencing the largest global migration in the history of the world. Jesus said to go to all nations, and now we have the opportunity to reach the nations next door. And while cities host increasing global diversity, one of the fastest growing religious demographics in North America is the non-religious.
To learn more about the ministry check them out on their website.
RESTORATION CHRISTIAN CHURCHBenard Simiyu Lusweti, Evangelist, Church planter, Orphanage Operator
Located in Chwele, Kenya, Bernard Lusweti works to serve the needs in his community through the church, school, and orphanage he and his wife lead. He is also very active in training other ministers to start and lead more churches in Kenya and Uganda. In the school and orphanage they are able to provide an education, meals, and a place to live for over 50 children.
Central Brazil MissionEarl and Ruth Haubner, Missionaries
PROJECT AMAZONAS: CHRIST, LIFE AND HEALTH: C.B.M. with its “Project Amazonas: Christ, Life and Health” is giving much attention and emphasis to the Amazon Region of Brazil. A boat was purchased and remodeled and has been used almost monthly for ten day trips since March, 2000 when we made our first trip. The Amazon Boat Ministry is reaching and helping people that live in villages along the many tributaries of the Amazon River. A new medical boat (CBM Amazonia) was inaugurated in January 2012. The boat is equipped with both medical and dental clinics as well as a pharmacy that has most all medications that are needed by the villagers. There are air-conditioned sleeping quarters for over 25 individuals plus the top area for another 15 people that enjoy sleeping in (redes) hammocks. We take doctors, dentists, nurses, construction crews and evangelistic teams on almost all trips. We are providing better health and making possible a better life for these villagers as well as teaching them about Christ and planting churches. During these almost 20 years we have treated hundreds of children and adults. Many health problems have been solved, Christ has been preached, villages and lives transformed and churches started. There is a fulltime crew of nine (9) individuals plus two teens that go on each trip. There is a single missionary lady working with this project besides twenty (20) native missionary families in remote villages. There are now 25 “Project Amazon” churches in different villages.
In São Sebastiãon the “Greenhouse Project” is producing positive results. Helping church families with a better diet and health habits as well as producing a small income for each family.
The Haubner's our American Missionaries celebrated 50 years of missionary service in Brazil in 2019 and are looking forward to many more!